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2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference
2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day
The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) is holding its Annual Trauma and Attachment Training Series September 30 – October 4, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The conference schedule is as follows: 8:30 registration, Conference events 9:00-4:00. Learn about leading approaches for treating trauma and promoting post-traumatic growth. This comprehensive conference is designed to take your trauma treatment skills to a deeper level and will cover a range of topics such as: Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation) Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation Practical application of trauma processing activities Live demonstrations of trauma processing A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit Strategies to promote helper self care and prevent compassion fatigue Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training) Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Day 3: Trauma Processing Experiential and Applied Practice Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice This series is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Shelley Ayers, Director, Writer, Producer The heart of every great story is a person. This person or team of people not only represent their own quest and the challenges they face along their journey, but cast a light on our dreams. It is these types of stories that Shelley seeks and loves to tell. Shelley, in collaboration with her Director of Photography, Mark Foerster, recently completed the documentary LANDER: from Avro to Apollo. It shines a spotlight on a Canadian engineer and his contribution to the design and engineering of the Lunar Module that took Neil Armstrong to the moon 50 years ago. We will be treated to a special showing of this short film. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Franchise Discovery Day – Port Colborne 3:00 pm
Franchise Discovery Day – Port Colborne @ Roselawn Centre
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The City of Port Colborne has collaborated with the Franchise Academy and Industry experts to deliver an event in Port Colborne, aimed at increasing awareness of franchising opportunities and growing the number of franchised businesses in the city and region. The objective is to provide residents and other businesses investors with information about starting a business in Port Colborne and Niagara Region. It will expose residents to the ins and outs of franchise opportunities, provide an understanding of the responsibilities as a franchisee, as well as how the business models works in general. The event will not only provide franchisers with an opportunity to network with potential franchisees but will also provide an opportunity where organic local businesses can learn legal and other considerations in franchising their businesses. This event is hosted by the City of Port Colborne.
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Common Approach 101 12:00 pm
Common Approach 101 @ Online
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Common Approach to Impact Measurement is a community of non profits, social enterprises, grant makers, investors and academics building a better way to measure social impact. Using this flexible standard will allow social enterprises to effectively tell its story, communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders and operate in a high impact manner. The project is led by Dr. Kate Ruff, Co-Director of the Centre for Community Innovation and Assistant Professor at Carleton University. To learn more about the project directly from Kate, the Common Approach is excited to invite you to this webinar session on Zoom which will feature a Q&A session with Kate. In this one hour video session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Common Approach framework that is being created. This framework is highlighted by the five key elements of the project: Community Owned Data Standard and Data Platforms Common Foundations Common Framework for Social and Environmental Indicators (SDGs) Common Set of Organizational Indicators You will also have the opportunity to ask Kate questions about how this Common Approach movement will benefit YOU. This webinar is hosted by The Common Approach to Impact Management.
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CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit 8:30 am
CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:20 pm
Join CPA Ontario alongside hundreds of accounting and finance professionals in the not-for-profit and public sectors – for a one-day event designed to help you stay up to date on the latest trends, requirements, and insights impacting accounting and finance professionals in the industry. With the help of panel debates, keynote presentations and ted-style talk presentations from top industry experts and thought leaders – discuss your burning questions with like-minded peers at CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit this October. Topics include: Technology Trends and How They are Reshaping Nonprofit Organizations Communicating with Impact: Winning Presentation Skills for NFP and Public Sector Leaders Curated List of Tech Solutions and Applications for Finance Leaders Essential Updates in the NFP Sector that You Need to Know About Practical Guide to Managing Change in the Not-For-Profit Sector Latest Trends in Revenue Generation and Financing Landscape Best Practices in Building a Working Capital Improvement Program That Sticks Best Practices in Crisis Communications for Non-Profit and Public Sector Professionals Why Employees Drive the Digital Transformation Journey 15 Ways to a Painless Audit Best Practices in Communicating and Reporting to the Board Hot Topics in NFP Accounting Panel: Becoming Nonprofit Employer of Choice to Recruit and Retain Best Talent Becoming a Strategic Business Leader: How to Build Trust with Your CEO and the Board How to Build Purpose-Driven High-Performing Teams
Niagara Executive Director’s Forum: Performance Management Strategies and Techniques 8:30 am
Niagara Executive Director’s Forum: Performance Management Strategies and Techniques @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Education topic: Performance Management Strategies & Techniques Presenter: Fiona Peacefull, Senior Human Resources Leader Performance management is an ongoing and important part of creating a positive work culture but is often not planned in a proactive way. This presentation will focus on how to implement performance management strategies and techniques that support your human resource strategy and strategic plan. The presentation will also discuss how to approach performance management at each level of employee engagement including important practices supervisors and managers should be following to ensure success. This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Livianna Tossutti, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brock University Public opinion polls are expected to provide straightforward answers to important questions at election time: “What are Canadians thinking about political parties, their leaders, and the important issues of the day?” When polls are conducted in a biased or non-scientific way, the results may lead to misinformation. This talk will highlight what you need to consider when evaluating the credibility of polls. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Making Digital Transformation Affordable and Doable 1:00 pm
Making Digital Transformation Affordable and Doable @ Online
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How would you describe your digital day? Do you find yourself copying and pasting information from one spreadsheet to another? How much time do you spend manually entering data into a spreadsheet or your database – donation data, volunteer data, marketing, financial etc? Do you have folders of documents titled application.final.version2 and application.final.final.clean and application.final.usethisone? Are staff consumed by logistical details of program management? Do you suspect that there’s a way that all of this could be easier with the use of technology? This webinar will introduce you to the first steps you need to take on your way to achieving a digital transformation of your organization – starting with 5 principles to keep in mind on your journey and including practical tips to make a successful transition to digital. In this session, the presenter will cover: The five principles of digital transformation The one critical decision that will determine how your digital transformation takes shape How digital transformation can lead to a culture shift and inform your talent strategy This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019
Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Toronto
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day
Campuses are the sites of a wide range of mental health challenges, from exam-related stress and roommate relationship issues to anorexia and depression. A characteristic of a mental healthy campus would be students feeling safe and supported in talking about their concerns. At such a campus, everyone in the institution takes ownership of student success. Student affairs administrators, faculty, residence directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus constituencies – are searching for ways to best serve students’ individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. This year’s theme, Whole Campus, Healthy Communities, looks at campus communities in their entirety. We cannot fully address student mental health without also looking at the ecosystem in which students spend a majority of their time- the campus environment. In order to promote mental well-being for students, we should also take into account the wellbeing of other campus community members, such as staff and faculty. In addition, we are also looking at larger ecosystems which students might inhabit before and after their post-secondary education. Issues like transitions from high school to post-secondary and employment prospects after graduation can have an impact on how we help students to thrive. To facilitate this discussion, this conference will be exploring five themes. These are: Substance Use Mental Health Strategies Wellness and Health Promotion Diversity and Inclusion The Student Voice This conference is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Re-Imagining Health Symposium
Re-Imagining Health Symposium @ Brock University
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
The Re-imagining Health Symposium presented by Brock University is a collaborative and catalyzing event that will bring together health-focused researchers, practitioners, educators, health industry leaders, and policy makers to discuss the future of health care. This exciting symposium has been designed very differently than traditional research conferences to highlight current evidence-based practices, and the promising-practices of today and tomorrow. Experts will present to health professionals on specific tangible skills that those in attendance will be able to take back to their workplaces as new parts of their skill sets. Keynote presentations by: Dr. Zayna Kayat, Future Strategist at SE Health Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Acting Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner Public Health Niagara Region Capacity-building workshops will focus on a variety of topics such as: knowledge translation Indigenous health healthy-communities data in healthcare new medical technologies As the first event of its kind at Brock University, the Re-imagining Health Symposium is expected to draw a large and diverse audience with varying interests in the health field.
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Dr. Michael Levesque, Medical Head of Systemic Therapy, Walker Family Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, McMaster University Dr. Levesque will review the evolution of drug therapies for cancer with increasing abilities to discriminate malignant cells from normal cells of the host. Although chemotherapy still has its place for the treatment, and even cure, of many cancers, the past two decades have witnessed rapid development of new treatments that capitalize on our better understanding of cancer biology and the interplay between cancer and the immune system. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Unified Mobility Summit
Unified Mobility Summit @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Kitchener-Waterloo
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day
Canada’s Unified Mobility Summit will be held in Waterloo from October 20 to 23, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Unified Mobility Summit brings together participants from across the country and internationally to address how communities are moving to smart, future-ready connected transportation. The Summit offers a productive environment to learn, network, collaborate, all while focused on improving transportation options for people living in Canadian communities. Unified Mobility is sustainable, multimodal, integrated and connected. It is all about choice and how every individual should be able to choose the best way to get around through the unified delivery of all modes, services, tools and information. It is the foundation for an autonomous future, where ridesharing through carpooling, vanpooling and transit can be dynamically booked, scheduled and paid for all within this unified delivery concept. Further, it integrates and is the aggregator for carsharing, bike sharing, ride-hailing and supportive services like emergency ride home, parking and more. This event is hosted by ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Network.
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Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative 8:00 am
Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative @ Carmen's Banquet Centre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This event will highlight practical applications for preventing suicide in your community and improving collaboration with primary care, community care services and hospital transitions. Target audience: Health care providers Public health representatives Community agency staff Mental health providers University/college staff and learners Counsellors School and educational staff Keynote speakers: Implementing the Zero Initiative in London – Dr. Sandra Northcott, Chief, Mental Health Care, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Men’s Suicide: What’s Going on? – Dr. Raj Bhatla, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre WHO – Brief Intervention and Consult Program – Dr. Zena Samaan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University This event is hosted by the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton.
Workshop for Educators: Tinkering With Wood 6:00 pm
Workshop for Educators: Tinkering With Wood @ ECCDC
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you. The series will provide opportunities for educators to explore what tinkering is (chances are that you are already doing it) and how educators can intentionally incorporate tinkering into your early learning and child care programs. This session will focus on reviving the ‘lost art’ of utilizing wood and woodworking in early learning and child care programs, and how educators can ‘bring it back’ into their practice. This session will take place off-site in a dedicated woodworking environment and will include using real tools and consider health and safety, and risk benefit analysis. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Niagara Food and Beverage Summit 8:00 am
Niagara Food and Beverage Summit @ Niagara College - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Organized by the Niagara College Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre, this unique and intimate event provides a platform to explore current and future trends in the food and beverage industry while sharing key findings and learnings in a collaborative environment. This event is an opportunity for thought leaders, experts, product developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideators in the food and beverage space to learn from each other in a dynamic and comfortable setting. This event also focuses on one of the hottest subjects in the food product development world at the moment – the integration of cannabis into the food chain in preparation for legal status in Canada. Experts will discuss Cannabis 101 and different views on how it will shape the future of what the cannabis edibles industry could look like in the not too distant future! Who Should Attend: Food and beverage innovators Research and development teams Marketing teams and trendologists F&B strategy and consulting firms Food and beverage industry Cannabis industry and product developers Growers/producers looking for new revenue streams You will learn/grow/discuss: Explore trendsetting concepts including past, current, and forecasted trends and fads from industry experts Discuss the evolution of language, marketing, and environmental imperatives and their ties to food and innovation with marketing experts Discuss the lasting impact of Gen Z and millennial generations, how they overlap, how they differ, and how to differentiate your market space appropriately Explore barriers and potential solutions when infusing cannabis into edibles Discuss and learn the regulatory...
Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership 9:00 am
Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership @ ECCDC
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices. This series will continue the conversation of how pedagogical leadership has impacted your staff team, reigniting the community of practice, empowering and enabling pedagogical leaders to move to the next step and provide opportunities for self care, mindfulness and team building. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Fiona Rawle, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept. of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga It’s important that we all stay up to date on science and health breakthroughs. News about science is all around us, but how can you decipher real vs. sensationalized vs. fake science news? In this session, Dr. Rawle will take you on a journey exploring some of the most egregious examples of fake science news, and guide you in how to identify news you can trust. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Niagara Professional Development Day Workshop Series 9:00 am
Niagara Professional Development Day Workshop Series @ Heartland Forest
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Deloitte is pleased to offer a series of professional workshops for executive directors, senior management and board members across Niagara. Workshops offered: Board Governance 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Strategic Planning 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business Chemistry 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. For registrants that are attending both a morning and afternoon session, a lunch ticket option is available for $5 per person. Interested community members can register for a single session or attend multiple sessions. A special thank you to Deloitte for their Impact Day contribution – bringing their unique skills to build knowledge and capacity for leaders in Niagara. This event is hosted by United Way Niagara & Deloitte.
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Niagara Leadership Summit for Women 9:00 am
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day. This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.
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Using Children’s Books to Invite Multiple Perspectives with Dr. Diane Kashin 6:00 pm
Using Children’s Books to Invite Multiple Perspectives with Dr. Diane Kashin @ ECCDC
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books can be an invitation to think deeply, opening children’s minds and eyes to the complexities of their world. The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education inspires educators to think differently and see different perspectives. Through the magic of books, children too can be encouraged to make meaning from multiple perspectives. In this interactive session, participants will be invited to explore perspectives and possibilities as inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and children’s books. As part of the workshop, you will explore the image of children as writers and readers capable of expressing their own unique perspectives while engaging with others to consider multiple perspectives. Come ready to read, think, create and play! This session is hosted by the ECCDC.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Spencer Henson, Professor, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph With continued growth in the global population and rising incomes driving changes in eating patterns, there are real concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself in the future. This presentation explores the challenges that the world faces in achieving food security in a manner that is sustainable and meets the needs of the poor. It examines the role that Canada can play in addressing these challenges in partnership with developing countries around the world. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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